boys and their toys

boys and their toys

In Fifty Shades Darker, Ana gave Christian several gifts on his birthday. Some were life-changing, some were naughty (and fun!) and some were sweet. I decided to create an illo showing the moment when Christian thanks Ana for the gift that belongs in the latter category. 😉

Most would not think that the solar powered toy helicopter would not be at all appropriate for a man like Christian Grey. But of course, only Ana would know they would be wrong. The seemingly simplistic toy not only represented his very own Charlie Tango, but also incorporated green power–of which Christian had great interest.

Not that she was completely confident giving him the gift. In fact she hesitated just moments before presenting it to him, taking into consideration recent events. Ana just wasn’t certain it was too soon and could upset him. But fortunately she went ahead and gave him the gift anyway, and he could not have been happier. This made her both relieved and excited at the same time. Instead of looking at what could have been, Christian was delighted and intrigued with the toy.

The birthday gift could also be thought to have a somewhat symbolic meaning as well. The last time Ana had given Christian a gift that represented one of the expensive toys he enjoyed, it was the model kit for a glider like the one they had flown in Georgia when they ‘chased the dawn.’ But he received that during a time that they would probably both like to forget ever happened. It marked a time when it felt as if an end was inevitable.

But this time, the gift of the toy helicopter came at a time of new beginnings. Not only due to their recent engagement, but also after Christian’s close call. It was a sort of symbol of optimism for the future and marked a new start for the both of them and a life together.



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15 Responses to boys and their toys

  1. Aline

    Hi Victoria I just want to wish Mr Grey a Happy Birthday and may his life always be filled with happiness with Ana,Teddy and Phoebe. This is a beautiful picture of the birthday boy and his girl, such a simple gift can go a long way. The love he has for Ana is breathtaking and every girl deserves that!! Keep up the good work and I can’t wait to see what’s in store next for our Favorite Couple

    • admin

      Hi Aline! Really glad you enjoyed the birthday illo! And you’re so right–everyone deserves what they both have 🙂 So happy to hear you’re looking forward to what comes next! Hope to share something again very soon 😉

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  3. Frist of all I thought of Christian Birthday
    I am glad you did this illustration.
    Christian always loves what Ana give him.
    Oh yes he does have sexy feet.
    Thanks Victoria. Are you reading Grey? I start it and I am trying to take it so. I don’t think I am going to make.

    • admin

      Hi Constance! Thanks so much for stopping in and checking out the illo! I’m glad you liked his feet 😉 heehee! Yes, I’ve started Grey but have to admit I haven’t been able to spend much time reading yet. I hope to this weekend! Happy Reading! 😀

  4. Christine C

    As you know Victoria Darker is my favorite! So many things happen on darker, Leila and jack (the bastard lol) and of course mrs. robinson lol. My favorite is when they get back together and Christian was making that crystal clear. Love the view and ana’s robe. Christian and ana’s hair looks beautiful and flawless as always. Great illo vic:)

    • admin

      Hi Christine! Yes, a lot happens in Darker! Lots of great scenes! 🙂 I’m happy to hear you noticed the background view and liked her robe! I don’t know how many times I repainted it since I wasn’t happy with the way it looked. I always enjoy painting hair, so I’m glad you liked that as well 🙂 As always, thank you so much for your kind words and for stopping by and checking out the latest! 😀

  5. Tiffany

    Hey Victoria–simply put, I love it! thanks for sharing… 🙂


    • admin

      Hi Tiffany! I’m really glad you liked it! 😀 It’s always my pleasure, and thank you so much for stopping by to check it out! 🙂

  6. Lynn L.

    Hi Victoria,
    I hope all is well with you. I love all of your 50 shades illustrations, there’s so much detail in them, they are simply stunning, You are very talented. I always look forward to seeing what your next one will be. Please keep up your wonderful work. Do you have a favourite? Thank you, kind regards. Lynn x

    • admin

      Hi Lynn! I’m well thanks, and hope you are too! 🙂 So happy to hear that you are enjoying the illos, and I really appreciate the kind words! Thank you so much for taking the time to stop in and check them out. I’ll definitely be sharing more soon! Hmmm…to be honest, when if I happen to see past pieces, all I see are mistakes and things I’d like to change. hahaha So I really don’t have a favorite, but some have been more of a challenge than others 😉

  7. Nadine

    Hi, Victoria!

    Once again, a wonderful picture about my favourite couple, the prettiest Ana and the terrific Christian!
    I’m desperately waiting for the next one! Please don’t torture me! Please, create a new picture as quickly as you can!
    Thanks again.

    Nadine (from Belgium)

    • admin

      Hi Nadine! I’m really glad you enjoyed the illo! Thanks so much 🙂 hahaha I will try my best to share a new piece featuring them soon! I hope you’re enjoying a wonderful day in Belgium 🙂

  8. Tracy

    Another fab piece, again just as I picture them, thanks so much. Can’t wait for the next one xx

    • admin

      Thanks so much, Tracy! I’m really glad you enjoyed the illo 🙂 Thanks for stopping in and checking it out. Happy to hear you’re looking forward to the next piece! More soon!

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